Spending Wisely Advice From Around the Web

A look at tips from a few of our favorite personal finance bloggers about how to control your spending and make smart buying decisions.

Trent at The Simple Dollar offers some great advice this week on how to keep your spending under control. In The Buying Decision, he writes that you should always know what you're going to buy before you enter a store. I couldn't agree more. I always make a list before going to the grocery store. I never go to the mall just to browse -- I go because my kids or I need a specific item. This helps me stick to a budget. As Trent writes, "Shopping costs you money. Shopping without a very specific purpose really costs you money."

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.